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Courts affected by storm

Sandy has put a crimp in Virginia’s Judicial System. The  administrative offices of the Supreme Court of Virginia are closed today, “due to inclement weather.” Virginia State Bar offices also are closed.

However, the Virginia State Bar Admission Ceremony will take place as scheduled, the court reports in a note on its website. “Essential personnel required to support this event should report as planned,” the court said.

The Admission and Orientation ceremony is scheduled today at the Richmond Convention Center. A First Day in Practice seminar is set for Tuesday.

Gov. Bob McDonnell has closed state executive branch offices, according to a published report. He reportedly copied his order to judicial, legislative and independent agencies.

Federal courts are affected as well. U.S. District Court and the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia have posted closure notices on their websites, according to an email from the U.S. Courts system.

“Jurors, litigants, lawyers, and others should check their local court’s website for closure details or use the court locator to find court websites,” the message says.

UPDATE 11:40 A.M., 10-29-12: The First Day in Practice Seminar scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, has been canceled, according to an announcement on the Virginia State Bar website. The message says a new date will be announced at vsb.org.

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